PXG 0211 DC Irons Vs Taylormade Sim Max Comparison And Review

The SIM Max irons have been cemented in recent years as outstanding game-improvement irons. After all, Taylormade is a household name but that doesn’t always mean their clubs give the best performance.

Case in point: the PXG 0211 DC irons. These irons combine premium materials with an elegant design that makes them a must-play for beginners and mid handicappers. But are the PXG 0211 DC irons really better than the Taylormade SIM Max’s? Read on to find out.

PXG 0211 DC Irons Overview

The PXG 0211 DC irons feature an altered muscle back design so right off the bat, they don’t look like your typical game-improvement irons.

PXG is known for making expensive, premium-grade clubs. The PXG 0211 DC irons are their foray into mid-price, game-improvement irons but they still retain some of the features that make their other clubs so desirable.

Namely, we are referring to the miraging steel face. The miraging steel face of the PXG 0211 DC irons is less than a tenth of an inch thick! However, miraging steel is still incredibly resilient which gives these irons incredible ball speed and feel.

These irons also feature progressive offset which will be a welcome site for any player struggling with accuracy and squaring up at impact. Overall these irons are a great combination of forgiveness and distance.

Taylormade SIM Max Irons Overview

Taylormade also claims that the SIM Max’s have an extremely thin face that will help high to mid handicappers improve their distance.

And in fact, Taylormade lives up to that claim – at least in comparison to the PXG 0211 DC’s. The SIM Max’s have a 1.5mm face thickness which is just about equal to that of the PXG 0211 DC irons. Like the PXG 0211 DC’s the SIM Max irons also have a face undercut to help the face flex even more.

However, the SIM Max iron faces aren’t made of miraging steel so the thin face would work against these irons if it weren’t for the Speed Bridge. The Speed Bridge increases stability for the ultra-thin face by bracing the crown and sole in the rear.

The SIM Max’s and PXG 0211 DC’s performed similarly in terms of accuracy, distance and forgiveness. However, the deal-breaker for us was the superior feel of the miraging steel and soft polymer core that came with the PXG 0211 DC irons.

PXG 0211 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Taylormade Sim Max Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

PXG 0211 First Impressions

We didn’t think that the PXG 0211 irons were going to perform much differently than other PXG irons we have tested based on the muscle back design.

However, they did. There was a slight improvement in overall feel and forgiveness. We tested the 4 and 5 irons first and found that we were getting better ball speed on shots around the crown and sole than with other models.

The vibration dampening properties of the COR2 insulation also made the long irons more comfortable on full swings. The PXG 0211 irons also produce pretty good launch angles thanks to moderately generous loft.

The short irons didn’t offer much in the way of workability though. Although, that might not be such an issue for beginners and high handicappers. Still, this is something you may want to consider if you plan on investing in the PXG 0211 irons as a long-term set.

Taylormade Sim Max – First Impressions

The first thing to notice about these Irons is the striking looks. The clubs have a cavity back design with more thickness towards the bottom of the design for more ball speed.

In the clubs we have a low Center of Gravity, a wide sole for a bigger sweet spot, forgiveness and echo camping technology for a nice sound even on Mishits.

The Speed Bridge, Speed Pocket and and ultra thin face all account for club head transferring into balls speed for maximum distance, accuracy and tons of forgiveness.

The Sim comes in a Sim format, Sim Max and the Sim Max Os.

The Sim are going to be excellent for mid handicappers. The sim max is more forgiving for high handicappers and the Sim Max Os is more offset for anybody how needs maximum forgiveness and also offset to correct any slicing.

The Sim Max Irons have recently been upgraded to the Sim2 family for 2021.

PXG 0211 Irons Selling Points

  • The faces are made from incredibly thin and strong miraging steel
  • They do actually play longer than the PXG 0311 irons
  • They have a soft feel thanks to the vibration-insulating liner
  • The long irons produce very low spin
  • The PXG 0211 irons have a slightly larger sweet spot than other PXG irons
  • They have a premium muscle back head shape and hollow-body design

Sim Max – Selling Points

  • Speed Bridge Technology
  • Speed Pocket
  • Echo Damping System
  • Ultra Thin Face
  • Progressive Inverted Cone Technology

Who are the PXG 0211 Irons for?

While the PXG 0211 irons are billed as forgiving game-improvement irons, we have our doubts.

Yes, high handicappers and beginners will love the soft feel of these irons. Additionally, the low spin rate in the long irons means that high handicappers will be able to get down the fairway quicker.

However, these irons won’t do much for a high handicapper in terms of accuracy. If you are struggling to produce straight shots with your irons, don’t expect much help from the PXG 0211 irons.

In reality, the PXG 0211 irons would actually be better-suited to mid-handicap players.

If you aren’t having much trouble finding the sweet spot with your irons then the PXG 0211’s would be worth a look.

The 0211 Family

Included in the 0211 series of irons from PXG are the 0211 DC and 0211 ST sets. The 0211 DC irons feature a dual layer of polymer inside the head which helps preserve the maximum amount for energy. These are most certainly distance irons for high to mid handicappers.

The 0211 ST irons on the other hand have a solid-body design and have been triple forged for exceptional feel and enhanced workability. These blade irons feature a muscle back design and offer exceptional greenside spin control which makes them ideal for low handicap players.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who Are The Sim Max Irons For:

These Irons are going to be ideal for High and Mid Handicappers who want a perfect balance of distance and forgiveness.

The Family Of Irons

The Sim Max also comes in the following:

Sim which is going to be better for those looking for more distance and less forgiveness.

The Sim Max OS are going to be the most forgiving but be prepared to sacrifice a little bit of distance for the pleasure.

Distance: 98/100

Accuracy: 98/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel And Control: 88/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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